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Fmr. Group President, Travel Channel, Investigation Discovery (ID), American Heroes Channel & Destination America

Discovery, Inc.

New York, NY, USA

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Henry Schleiff’s Biography

Henry Schleiff was the Group President of Investigation Discovery (ID), Travel Channel, Destination America and American Heroes Channel portfolio, overseeing the production, development, scheduling, marketing, communications, online efforts and research for the networks.

Under Henry’s leadership, ID became America's leading investigation network, available in 82 million homes, and is the #1 cable network for women, 25-54, for Total Day. Travel Channel is the world's leading travel media brand. Destination America is dedicated to the celebration of the stories, places, and people of the United States. Formerly known as the Military Channel, the American Heroes Channel is devoted to telling America’s true stories of history and heroism.

Previously, Henry was President and Chief Executive Officer of Crown Media Holdings, Inc., owner and operator of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. During his tenure, he led Hallmark Channel to become one of the best performing channels in the cable industry. He was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Court TV Network, which became...
Henry Schleiff was the Group President of Investigation Discovery (ID), Travel Channel, Destination America and American Heroes Channel portfolio, overseeing the production, development, scheduling, marketing, communications, online efforts and research for the networks.

Under Henry’s leadership, ID became America's leading investigation network, available in 82 million homes, and is the #1 cable network for women, 25-54, for Total Day. Travel Channel is the world's leading travel media brand. Destination America is dedicated to the celebration of the stories, places, and people of the United States. Formerly known as the Military Channel, the American Heroes Channel is devoted to telling America’s true stories of history and heroism.

Previously, Henry was President and Chief Executive Officer of Crown Media Holdings, Inc., owner and operator of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. During his tenure, he led Hallmark Channel to become one of the best performing channels in the cable industry. He was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Court TV Network, which became one of the quickest growing networks in distribution, ratings and revenue under his leadership.

Henry is on the Board of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, UNICEF and many industry organizations, including the International Radio & Television Society Foundation (IRTS), Creative Coalition, The Hamptons International Film Festival, Museum of the Moving Image. He is also a Member of the Dean’s Council of the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University and the Council for Foreign Relations.
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ID Zooms Network Stars to Your Living Room for IDCON: HOME TOGETHER

"Connectivity is something we're all longing for right now." said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Destination America and American Heroes Channel. "For the past five years, fans have come to us in New York City and now, as a special treat during these trying times, we are coming to all of you. No lines. No sold-out venue - just the ID stars you love, the true crime content you crave, and you, from the comfort of your own home."

Henry Schleiff’s Background

Discovery, Inc.
Fmr. Group President, Travel Channel, Investigation Discovery (ID), American Heroes Channel & Destination America
2009 - Jul 2021
New York, NY, USA
Discovery, Inc. is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving an audience with over 8,000 hours of programming each year. Discovery’s premium brand portfolio includes HGTV, Discovery Channel, Food Network, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Travel Channel, Science Channel, Animal Planet, Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Eurosport and Discovery Kids in Latin America.
Crown Media Holdings, Inc.
President & CEO
Oct 2006 - 2009
New York, NY, USA
Crown Media Holdings, Inc. is an American media production company owned by Hallmark Cards. Crown Media Family Networks is comprised of the Hallmark Channel and its spin-offs Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and Hallmark Drama.
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Current Board Positions

Creative Coalition
Board of Directors
New York, NY, USA
Creative Coalition is a non-profit, non-partisan organization founded by prominent members of the arts and entertainment community who believe it is their responsibility to use their voice to educate and inspire audiences to mobilize around issues of public importance, primarily arts advocacy and public arts education.
Hamptons International Film Festival
Board of Directors
New York, NY, USA
The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded in 1993 to celebrate independent film, long, short, fiction and documentary and to introduce a unique and varied spectrum of international films and film-makers to their audiences.
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Previous Board Positions

International Radio & Television Society Foundation Inc
Board of Directors
New York, NY, USA
The International Radio & Television Society Foundation Inc (IRTS) is a charitable organization with a membership ranging from the most accomplished professionals in the media and entertainment business, to those who are just beginning their careers.

Philanthropy

UNICEF
Board of Directors
New York, NY, USA
UNICEF stands for the United Nations Children's Fund and provides developmental and humanitarian aid to children worldwide.
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Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
Board of Trustees
New York, NY, USA
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, founded in 1968, is led by human rights activist and lawyer Kerry Kennedy and advocates for a more just and peaceful world. United by their commitment to social justice, the team at RFK is made up of leading entrepreneurs, advocates, writers and attorneys and work in conjunction with local activists to enact enduring positive change in government and corporations.
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